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Corps denies easement to complete Dakota Access Pipeline construction in ND
Law enforcers back away from skirmish line to de-escalate tensions at Standing Rock protest site
Ag Career Fair and Technology Showcase
Fire damages rural Olivia home
Law enforcement urges peace during pipeline protests
Willmar fifth at NXN nationals
Toriumi's hat trick powers WarHawks
Dragons win first of two on northern road trip
Slagter scores 31 in Cards' tournament win
Aggressive D key to Cardinals' victory
Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Read Live it! December-January issue
Knowing personalized risk for diabetes may not change lifestyles
Around our region published Nov. 30
Willmar Senior High announces first-term honor roll
Roger K. Straight
Virginia L. Anderson
Ronald J. Fernholz
Dorothy M. Peterson
Helen W. Olson
Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Treat all ladies with respect
Minnesota Opinion: Free Vikes-tix perk 'looks bad' for all
Estrich commentary: Living in the Trump twilight
Editorial: Time for two school sides to find agreement
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
June 12, 2013
Swift Co. Sheriff seeks information on vehicle thefts, vandalism
KERKHOVEN — The Swift County Sheriff is seeking information about the theft of three vehicles and vandalism at the city’s swimming pool and water tower. According to Sheriff John Holtz, two vehicles were reported stolen early Tuesday morning and were later located in Kerkhoven....
June 12, 2013 - 1:52pm
May 14, 2013
Brothers face assault, weapons charges after incident in Kerkhoven, Minn.
KERKHOVEN -- Two brothers made their first court appearances Tuesday on felony assault and weapons possession charges for their roles in allegedly shooting a man in the face with a BB gun and then striking him with the stock of the gun Sunday afternoon at a Kerkhoven residence.
May 14, 2013 - 6:02pm
May 7, 2013
Swift Co. Sheriff: Elementary school students evacuated to Kerkhoven
MURDOCK — Students at Murdock Elementary are being evacuated to the KMS High School in Kerkhoven in response to the collision involving...
May 7, 2013 - 10:42am
October 30, 2012
Man shoots self in Kerkhoven, Minn., park, case under investigation
KERKHOVEN -- A 21-year-old Willmar man was airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that happened Sunday evening in a Kerkhoven park. According to a news release from Swift County Sheriff John Holtz, Jordan Pierce shot himself in...
October 30, 2012 - 1:36pm
Kerkhoven, Minn., residents surrender three neglected horses to Humane Society
WILLMAR -- Three horses are in the care of the Humane Society of Kandiyohi and Meeker Counties after being surrendered over the weekend by their Kerkhoven owners. The two mares and one colt were suffering from neglect and in need of veterinary care, Steve Gardner, chairman of the...
October 30, 2012 - 12:00am
July 12, 2012
Kerkhoven, Minn., man heading back to prison
WILLMAR -- Edward Alan Ruchti, 33, of Kerkhoven, was sentenced Wednesday to 91 months in prison on a first-degree assault charge dating back...
July 12, 2012 - 12:00am
May 16, 2012
Former Kerkhoven, Minn., man jailed for violating probation again
WILLMAR -- Edward Alan Ruchti, 32, of Minneapolis and formerly of Kerkhoven, has been ordered held in the county jail until a May 22 hearing...
May 16, 2012 - 12:00am
May 5, 2012
Man killed in tractor rollover identified
KERKHOVEN -- The victim of a fatal tractor rollover on Wednesday has been identified as Kenneth Eugene Gerdes, 70, of rural Kerkhoven. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 4 p.m. Wednesday along 70th Street Northeast. Authorities had withheld the release of his identity pending...
May 5, 2012 - 12:00am
May 4, 2012
Victim in fatal, Chippewa County tractor rollover is identified
KERKHOVEN -- The victim of a fatal tractor rollover on Wednesday has been identified as Kenneth Eugene Gerdes, 70, of rural Kerkhoven. He was pronounced dead at the scene around 4 p.m. on Wednesday along 70th Street Northeast. Authorities had withheld the release of his identity...
May 4, 2012 - 10:34am
January 11, 2012
Man, 29, pleads to two charges in drunken crash
WILLMAR -- Raymond Lee Lindgren, 29, of Rice and formerly of Kerkhoven, pleaded guilty Monday to a gross misdemeanor charge of criminal vehicular...
January 11, 2012 - 12:00am
December 15, 2011
Kerkhoven, Minn., woman gets stayed prison, probation, host of conditions for sex with vulnerable man
WILLMAR -- A 26-year-old Kerkhoven woman was sentenced Wednesday to 24 months in prison, which was stayed, 10 years of probation, 70 days in...
December 15, 2011 - 12:00am
August 1, 2011
Dudgeon wins Kerk 10k
KERKHOVEN -- The Pillsbury Push attracted 123 runners on Saturday morning at Town and Country Days. In the 5k, Klinton Van Heuveln, 18, of Pennock was the overall winner in 18:41. Cassandra Johnson, 16, of Willmar won the women's division in 21:31. In the 10k, Joel Dudgeon, 44,...
August 1, 2011 - 12:00am
July 30, 2011
July 30, 2011 - 12:00am
July 27, 2011
Kerkhoven's Pillsbury Runs set for Saturday
The Pillsbury Push from Pillsbury Park on the east end of Kerkhoven has an 8 a.m. start on Saturday. Entrants can choose from a 5k run/walk or the 10k. The courses uses residential streets, tar roads and some gravel. Registration opens at 7 a.m.
July 27, 2011 - 12:00am
July 12, 2011
Kerkhoven, Minn., ice cream shop dishes up cool summer treats
KERKHOVEN -- Sixties-era music wafts from outdoor speakers at Sophie's Ice Cream Station, where another busy summer day is about to begin. Within...
July 12, 2011 - 12:00am